NWGA Scanner | October 9th, 2022

Rossville pair found in possession of Fentanyl after vehicle pursuit with kids in Catoosa County

According to a Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office incident report, On Wednesday, September 22nd, 2022, at 8:19 PM, Deputy Kuzma initiated a traffic stop on a 2021 Nissan Versa for speeding 50 mph in a 35 mph zone on Dietz Road. According to the report, “The driver identified as [Deneshia R. Shelton, 28, of Chickamauga] passed the other entrance to the gas station on the corner of Dietz and Cloud Springs. Deneshia kept driving eastbound on Cloud Springs, passing Cinderella Drive, Deputy Kuzma activated his siren, and Deneshia slowed down and stopped in the middle of the right lane on Cloud Springs Road. Deputy Kuzma got on his PA speaker and told the driver to turn down Timber Ridge Trail which was the next safe area to pull off the roadway. Deneshia drove past Timber Ridge Trail and increased her speed, continuing eastbound on Cloud Springs. Deputy Kuzma activated his siren and advised dispatch that Deneshia passed Timber Ridge and was continuing on Cloud Springs Road. Cpl Lewis was approaching from behind Deputy Kuzma as the offender turned right onto the entrance ramp to go onto I-75 southbound and showed no sign of stopping for deputies.” Deputies advised they were now in a vehicle pursuit. Deneshia stayed in the right-hand lane with speeds of only going 60 mph. According to the report, “Deputy Kuzma could see the male passenger [Zane Michael Zowaleski, 26] who was in the backseat sitting in the middle seat was moving around inside the car for the entire time during the chase. The pursuit was approaching the welcome center, and Deputy Kuzma got on his PA speaker again and ordered Deneshia to stop her car and pull over. Deneshia stopped her car on the entrance ramp to the Georgia Welcome Center.” Deputies conducted a felony stop and took both occupants into custody at gunpoint. Deputies then got the two small children out of the car. Deneshia came back suspended out of Kentucky. While searching the vehicle, deputies and Detective Lyons located Fentanyl inside the vehicle. Both Deneshia and Zane were booked into the Catoosa County Jail, charged with possession of schedule II and possession of drug-related objects. Deneshia was also charged with fleeing and driving while suspended.